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Johnny Kuhn reviewed Millcreek Karate
5
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I can’t say enough good things about Millcreek Karate. The staff is great, the kids are great, the families are great. The classes are fun and challenging. The kids listen to the instructors (yes, I said the kids actually listen!!!!!!!). The instructors and the students look like they’re having so much fun, most of the time I want to jump in and do whatever they’re doing. It’s great seeing so many young kids all working together and having so much fun. The kids come out of the classes even more enthusiastic then when they go in. It keeps everyone focused, keeps them moving, keeps them interacting…..what’s not to love?

Amanda Cole reviewed Millcreek Karate
5
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This place is amazing! Our children have grown in confidence and balance has improved. The owners are patient, kind and disciplined all at once. We would recommend them to everyone

Laura Kast

My daughter just loves going to Millcreek Karate. She four and Mr. Wokutch is so patient with her learning the basics of taekwondo. This is a fantastic program and she is always looking forward to class. The facility is clean and modern. We love Millcreek Karate so much!

Miranda Grom

My four year old son loves going to karate with his friends, the facility is clean, modern and the best part is the instruction he receives. Patient, kind and understanding are how I would describe the instructors-great experience!

KC McCloskey

The facility is newly remodeled, clean, and family friendly. The staff is kind and courteous, and the instructors are highly experienced and knowledgeable.

Brittany Belcher

Millcreek Karate is by far the most professional, clean and welcoming academy in all of Erie. Besides being the best all around, they even offer the best deals when they could easily charge more if they wanted to and it’d still be well worth it! We have a long commute from the other side of Erie but the skills, knowledge and friendships he gains keep us coming back! We are extremely picky on where we send our children. We researched and visited several other martial art schools in Erie county before Millcreek Karate opened last summer and we were not impressed with others.. We love sending our son to Millcreek Karate!

Ron Barac

This martial arts studio is modern, spacious and very clean. There is plenty of parking available. The instructors are top notch - very patient, kind, accommodating, courteous, knowledgeable and proficient. The instructors are also very innovative in their approach and have amazed me with their ability to adjust the lesson plans to each child's individual needs and capabilities while still enabling them to learn the martial arts curriculum and excel. My 2 children have felt very welcomed at this studio from day one and they love it here. They have excelled significantly and quickly and I could not ask for a better martial arts school!

Amanda Tarbell reviewed Millcreek Karate
5
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We love Millcreek Karate. Our son is 5 and he loves going to Karate so much.

Alyssa Hart reviewed Millcreek Karate
5
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Everyone here is great. They're always very friendly as soon as you walk in the door and open to answering as many questions as you have. The instructors are phenomenal with the little kids and have so much patience. And the facility is always very clean. Our son loves it, and we love it! 🥋

Amber McDowell reviewed Millcreek Karate
5
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My son just turned 3 and struggles with anxiety. We thought we would try karate to build his confidence. Today he had a private lesson and they were so wonderful with him. My son can’t wait to go back and instantly LOVED it! I am amazed. He was glowing with confidence after 1 lesson.

Kiana Aliyn Noble reviewed Millcreek Karate
5
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we love Millcreek Karate. Everyone is so nice, friendly and knowledgeable. My daughter really enjoys class and loves to go. Anyone who is looking for a karate school lmease consider this place as they do not disappoint

Steven Roward reviewed Millcreek Karate
5
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Everyone is very nice and friendly. Jason, the owner is great!

Missy Barac reviewed Millcreek Karate
5
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Millcreek Karate has been such a positive experience for my family! It is a clean, modern, and spacious facility. The instructors are extremely friendly, knowledgeable and caring. They welcome students of all abilities and are very patient and flexible with their instruction. Mr and Mrs Wokutch make class fun and with their support, my children have quickly excelled!

Monica Sue reviewed Millcreek Karate
5
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very friendly staff. the instructors are knowledgeable and work one on one if needed. they are patient and poor their hearts into running the business smoothly. highly recommend.

Aaron T. Pacy reviewed Millcreek Karate
5
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A blessing.
They KNOW how to work with ADHD kids and it's been great for our boy.
Highly recommend.

Alexe C. Brode reviewed Millcreek Karate
5
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My child loves her class!

Alisheva Ginelle reviewed Millcreek Karate
5
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We absolutely love Millcreek Karate! The instructors are amazing and the facility is very clean and kept up. Will always recommend.

Rachel Krumbein reviewed Millcreek Karate
5
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Knowledgeable, friendly staff.

Bradley Ford reviewed Millcreek Karate
5
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My girls focus, dexterity , balance and respect increase after 4 classes . Sir Jason is great with kids and adults too!

Laura Renee reviewed Millcreek Karate
5
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My daughter absolutely loves Millcreek Karate. She is always looking forward to classes and loves the instructions and the friends that she has made. The facility is beautiful and all the staff are kind and welcoming. Highly recommended!

Chris Gehring reviewed Millcreek Karate
5
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This is the best instruction for you and your kids in Millcreek and surrounding communities.

Jason Wokutch runs an outstanding program.

The school is the cleanest and most modern in town.

You will love your experience at Millcreek Karate!

Alyssa Weston reviewed Millcreek Karate
5
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One of the best decisions I have ever made was sending my son here! The facility and staff are both fantastic. I would highly recommend Millcreek Karate to anyone!

Jeremy Ford reviewed Millcreek Karate
5
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Kids enjoy it and instructors are great with them. Glad we signed them up!

Veronica Maldonado reviewed Millcreek Karate
5
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A friendly, clean, and amazing place!

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Being a Master…

Last Thursday I asked Jason to write down what a Master is to share with everyone, so he asked Grand Master Wadley to explain what a Master of Taekwondo is he wrote down the following statement to share:
“A person of superb martial arts moral character. Is seen as a sage or wise person who contributes advice, insight or wisdom to influence leaders of change.”
After Grand Master Wadley promoted him to his Mastership yesterday he wrote this down on his flight home.
At first, I was impressed that after 26 years of martial arts training this dedicated accomplishment could be defined in two sentences. When Grandmaster Wadley referred to me as Master Jason Wokutch, I finally understood what he was passing forward to me. It is my own experience of positive change throughout these many years of dedication, commitment, and effort.
When I started my Taekwondo Journey I was in 10th grade. I wanted to accomplish four goals: to defend myself, learn flashy spin kicks, earn a black belt, and become a master. At my infancy stage of training, I considered a master someone who is the best of the best physical martial arts skillset.
Two weeks before my 16th birthday I walked into my first martial arts class. In my first class, I was completely inspired by not only my instructor’s physical skills but also the mannerism in which he presented himself. The mannerism he executed when teaching was of discipline, technique, and individual improvement. After class, he always offered his time for questions or concerns. After my first class, I was inspired to dedicate myself to emulating the martial artist he was.
Confidence was instilled in me through his short lectures, praise, and correction; not to mention performing at each belt testing. I remember my first Tae Kwon Do class schedule. I would attend six classes per week and often ride my bike to class if I didn’t have a ride. Through those mental attributes I was developing, the first ability I acquired was the confidence to use my verbal skills to stand up again a bully.
Even though the years I was a victim of bullying sometimes still bother me, I have taken these negative experiences and turned them into positive ones. I am not ashamed to share the fact I was a victim of bullying to anyone.
I discuss the topic of bullies in the classroom often. When I do students are very comfortable opening up about this topic. My students know I am approachable to talk to if they are in a similar situation. I receive a tremendous amount of gratification when a student is able to create a path to stop being bullied.
Over the last couple of decades as a martial artist and instructor, I created many other martial arts goals for myself. During this time I have had so many successful memories and also many challenging ones. The successful ones are created by learning and implementing those strategies needed to succeed. The challenging ones are meant to create an experience to learn so these events can be used to create a blueprint that can be implemented to succeed. Using this format over the years has helped me gain the knowledge and understanding to persevere.
I’ve learned when creating a blueprint to overcome a personal challenge people most times have to take detours in order to get to their final destination. Tae Kwon Do offers people many reasons to start classes for themselves. Because of the many varieties of benefits available, a student’s motivation to advance may change over time. My ambitions to continue martial arts are now different than when I originally started, but my end goal has always been the same. Now my personal reasons to accomplish those original goals since I was 16 are now focused on guiding each student to accomplish their personal goals and overcoming challenges we set for them.
When being informed of the requirements which are expected of me for my upcoming testing for 7th-degree black belt, I was inspired by the challenges which I must fulfill and am very excited to accomplish this obstacle. Grand Master Wadley also outlined the requirements to test for the next belt levels. Some of the requirements will be more challenging than anything I ever had to do. Because I have an instructor who has pushed himself, I trust him to push me.
The above is what motivates me to continue to advance as a martial artist. Each martial artist who has earned and been presented the title of Master has their own meaning behind their achievement. Because of the two sentences which were shared with me by Grand Master Wadley, I now understand mine.
Thank you to everyone at Millcreek Karate for all of your ongoing support and dedication!
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